"Venezuela President Chavez's illness has been shrouded in opacity since he travelled to Havana on December 10 and has created a political polemic in his country."
"El Pais offers an unpublished and exclusive picture, taken a few days ago, showing an initial moment of his medical treatment in Cuba."- Advertisement -
El Pais is one of Spain's worst. It supported Washington's aborted 2002 coup. It backs neoliberal harshness. It deplores Bolivarian populism.
Its photo and story were fake. The man shown wasn't Chavez. Al Pais pulled them from its website. A tongue in cheek apology followed. Hands Off Venezuela commented, saying:
"Here is yet another example of the type of lies, half truths and slanders which the capitalist mass media will not hesitate in using in their disgusting campaign against the Bolivarian revolution."- Advertisement -
"These are the same media which have waged a noisy campaign about the so-called 'attacks on freedom of the media' in Venezuela."
"What is really at stake is the right to truthful information, as shown by this example. Once more we say, as loudly as we can: Hands Off Venezuela!!"
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